September 26, 2007

following HACSA

Commissioners' Conference Room

APPROVED 8/26/2009


Commissioner Faye Stewart presided with Commissioners Bill Dwyer, Bill Fleenor, Bobby Green, Sr., and Peter Sorenson present.  County Administrator Bill Van Vactor, County Counsel Teresa Wilson and Recording Secretary Melissa Zimmer were also present.








Ron Land, Eugene, reviewed the webcast discussion. He said there was a discussion about fairness, changing midstream about permits for dwellings on hold in the F2 zone.  He noted that any restrictions or conditions of approval are within the guidelines of the Board.  He said for people who live on E. 43rd, the rules were changed in 1991.  They were assured no one would be doing work on E. 43rd without a facility permit.  He added that it was changed in 2002 and they didnít know about it.  He noted in March 2007, the old rules applied and they were changed in May 2007.  He said they were assured a facility permit would be required.  He stated the current policy is unfair to anyone who gets a dwelling in the F2 zone.  He stated they could do work on the road and put in a driveway and the inspection of the road wonít happen until right before occupancy.  He asked if the County could go back and tell people things were done wrong.


Cindy Land, Eugene, commented that with E 43rd, it wasnít about maintenance, they donít want the County to maintain the road.  They want to make sure things are done in a safe way that follows the code as the neighborhood develops.  She added that wildfire is an issue and if it starts, it will go to expensive properties.  She wanted proof that licensed contractors will do the work.


Jim Gillette, Eugene, said the only complaint he has about legal staff is that they should be looking after everyone in the County, not just to their staff.  He said legal staff shouldnít use trickery.  He said he didnít pay $12,000 because his fines were not fair.  He said there were broken promises by the County.  He stated that staff lies and they are not looking out for the citizens.


Andrew Frost, Eugene, stated there are problems with the judicial system.  He said he was in court facing a fine of $100.  He said he had the money but he wanted to see a judge.  He disagreed with the judge.  He said a cop gave him a $280 ticket while he was sitting in court.  He pled guilty to the crime because he was coerced.   He didnít think it was right that he was threatened.


Peg Gerber, Mapleton, said the area is struggling with drugs and small crimes.  She said they are trying to start a cabinet shop.  She doesnít know why they canít have a small business in the Davidson Industries building as it is an old building and it is empty.  She stated they know the goal is to have a thriving business but in this economy she thought they could loosen up regulations to allow for entrepreneurial businesses.  She wanted either a way to get a variance on the zoning or to ease up on County requirements.




A. Approval of Minutes:

July 25, 2007, 9:00 a.m., Regular Meeting


B. Health and Human Services


1) ORDER 07-9-26-1/In the Matter of Delegating Authority to the County Administrator to Sign an Amendment to Increase Available Funds by $110,000 for Practice Management Services Provided by the Oregon Community Health Information Network, Inc. to the Community Health Centers of Lane County for the Period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008.


2) ORDER 07-9-26-2/In the Matter of Approving the Amendment to the 2007-2009 Lane County Implementation Plan for Mental Health and Addiction Services.


C. Management Services


1) ORDER 07-9-26-3/In the Matter of Authorizing the Sale of Surplus County Owned Real Property for $1,250 to Paul and Brenda Pollard (Map No. 21-35-16-11, Tax Lots 5300 and 5301, Adjacent to 48429 3rd Street, Oakridge).


D. Public Works


1) ORDER 07-9-26-4/In the Matter of Awarding a Three-Year Requirements Contract to Jerry Brown Company for the Purchase of Cardlock Fuel and Fueling Services in Veneta, Contract No. FY07/08 FS-01.


2) ORDER 07-9-26-5/In the Matter of Delegating Contract Signature Authority to the County Administrator For an Agreement With ODOT Covering Emergency Relief Program Expenditures on County Roads Damaged by a Storm Event Beginning in December 2005.


MOTION: to approve the Consent Calendar.




VOTE: 5-0.
















a. Announcements






a. REPORT BACK Eugene/Springfield Metropolitan Area General Plan Letters to Eugene and Springfield.


Van Vactor distributed a draft letter.  He tried to capture the five points from last week.  He recommended not putting in a discussion about the urban renewal district.  He indicated that they need a joint elected officials meeting.  He added that the cities will have issues as well and they will have to agree on common issues.


Fleenor said that urban renewal districts are currently being considered by several cities, and as such Lane County would like to have a discussion on the long term impacts on County property tax revenues.


Sorenson thought paragraph 3 needed to be clear for compact urban growth.


Green wanted a discussion about strategies.  He added when the city does a study about buildable lands he wants to know whether they take into consideration farmland.


Stewart said their mission and goal is to protect farmland and t and recognize the goals and needs of the Metro Plan.


Fleenor suggested for paragraph 3 that it is Lane Countyís desire to protect and enhance compact urban growth boundaries, knowing the pressures for development.  He wanted to say that Lane County will develop strategies to preserve high value farm land  promoting compact urban growth boundaries.


MOTION: to move approval of the letter Van Vactor directed in draft in substantially similar form as they have discussed and Stewart will send the letter.


Sorenson MOVED, Dwyer SECONDED.


VOTE: 5-0








Stewart indicated in agenda setting they discussed SB 994 that pertains to the funds the legislature allocated to the County for transportation for $10 million.  He and Sorenson will schedule a meeting with the mayors, administrators and council presidents to discuss honoring the process they used with the city county road partnership.  He said the senate bill requires that they meet with the cities about projects and they believe it meets the requirement of the bill and it will generate support for a good project list.


Fleenor said he was contacted by the city manager from Veneta who wanted clarification on the board order requesting that LCOG consider having additional public hearings on the population projections.  He said they wanted to know what the Boardís intentions were as far as how many hearings and how much time has passed and whether they should report back to the Board.


Stewart reported the LCOG meeting of the Board of Directors took place on Saturday.  He said because there was notification given out for a Public Hearing for the projected population growth process, a Public Hearing was held and it  was continued to December 13.  He added the record is open and each city that asked for population growth for a Public Hearing process could be included. 


Green announced that Tom Stinchfield is retiring.


Fleenor announced his last class of County College.


Green reported on the Golden Gardens tour.  He said the city is putting together a package to allow the County to purchase the land.  On Monday Green said there was an AOC District meeting in Corvallis.  He went to Medford to be part of the Oregon Juvenile Directors Department Conference.  He commented that Lisa Smith, Department of Youth Services, is well respected around the state.


Stewart said he delivered a letter to Mayor Piercy about the results of the Boardís processing the Delta Sand application.  He announced that at the LCOG Board meeting, their Board gave approval to purchase the Aster Building.  He announced a meeting for Children and Families he will be attending.  He added that there will be an Economic Development Standing Committee meeting tomorrow at noon.


Sorenson said he would be giving a talk about neighborhood problems in the Churchill area.  



11. EXECUTIVE SESSION as per ORS 192.660








There being no further business, Commissioner Stewart recessed the meeting at 11:00 a.m.




Melissa Zimmer

Recording Secretary